Arrow struck policeman in his calfLocal | 17 Nov 2019 5:06 pm
A police public relations branch officer was struck in the calf by an arrow, according to the police.
He was hit at around 2pm next to the Kowloon Rosary Church at the junction of Chatham Road South and Austin Road, around 30 meters away from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the police said in a statement.
The injured officer was sent to the hospital while conscious. He was carrying out media liaison duties at the time, when a large group of journalists were reporting in the same area.
At around the same time, a metal ball hit an anti-riot Police officer’s visor, right above his nose. The officer was not injured.
Taking control of a platform near Block A of PolyU, rioters continue to launch hard objects and petrol bombs with large catapults at police officers. The shooting range of such large catapults can reach up to 40 meters, posing grave threat to all.
Also, a large amount of offensive weapons, including flammable fluids, are stored on the campus, jeopardizing public safety.
Police warn that the violent activities in PolyU have escalated to rioting. Anyone who stays behind or assists rioters may be liable to the offence of “taking part in a riot”.